Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Join the search with Professor Edward L. Wright from UCLA as we discuss deadly asteroids. Can scientists predict the next big one? Can Earth stop an asteroid from colliding with our planet?  Come with all your questions and more.  This event is organized by Harvard but open to Cornellians!  

 Prof. Wright (Harvard Physics ’69, Harvard Astronomy PhD ’76) is the David Saxon Presidential Chair in Physics and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA. His responsibilities include mission design, survey strategy planning, and thermophysical modeling of asteroids. Dr. Wright has extensive experience with spacecraft missions, including work on the Spitzer Space Telescope. He has developed a new method of thermophysical modeling, the first to account for surface cratering. Prof. Wright is the recipient of the 1992 NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and he was elected Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Please join us and register as soon as possible as seating is limited. Tickets will be sold on first come, first-served basis.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 (dinner will be served, presentation will start at 4:00 p.m.)

Location: Factor’s Famous Deli, 9420 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Cost: $33 per person for Cornellians. Please choose from the following food choices: chicken, salmon, beef (question asked as part of the check-out process).

Contact: To register, arrange payment and choose beef, salmon or chicken, Cornellians should contact:  m.kayton@alum.mit.edu, Myron Kayton, 310-286-0059 or etheledu@yahoo.com, Ethel Laczko, 626-429-3138 or enciso@uci.edu, Prof. German Enciso.

Parking: Street parking and valet $5.00

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